Born in Piedmont in the last century, it soon spread thanks to its taste, well balanced between bitter and sweet, and especially for the leading effect on the market of its name “Barolo”, that immediately positioned it among the noblest products compared to various other types of alcoholic drinks based on cinchona. Inventor of this original recipe, Giulio Cocchi was also the protagonist of the diffusion of Barolo Chinato. In Italy its consumption was encouraged by the fame it gained as therapeutic wine. A traditional remedy in Piedmont to cure many small sicknesses, especially in case of cooling. Drunk as a vin brulé, hot and invigorating, its antipyretic and digestive capacities were widely recognized. Serving it to the guests became a typical tradition of the farmers’ hospitality. Over time, the use of this aromatized wine changed and today, in the general wake to recover traditions and naturality, it’s been rediscovered with new and interesting consumption styles.
Ferdinand’s Dry Vermouth
The world’s first vintage vermouth with riesling of a great VDP-site. The large steep south-facing slope of the Saarburger Rausch, its rough Devonian shale soil and the cool climate of the Saar form the perfect basis for the first Riesling Vermouth in the world. The minerality and fruitiness of the Saar Riesling, the bitterness of the wormwood and the floral, spicy aromas of the regional herbs and flowers give this batch produced Vermouth wine from the Saar valley its unique lightness and elegance. Besides homegrown wormwood, lovage and vineyard onion we use the botanicals which form the essential part of the Ferdinand’s Saar dry gin, to retain the distinctive character of the beautiful Saar region. Grand cru Riesling wine is infused with Cold macerated botanicals, sweetened by the residual sugar of the Wine and rectified concentrated grapes.
- Ingredients: 12 botanicals including homegrown wormwood, lovage and vineyard Onion as well as vintage grand cru riesling.
- Tasting note: The very first dry riesling vermouth from the Saar region; a floral yet spicy character with notes of regional herbs and blossoms, delivering a supreme drinking pleasure.
- Perfect Serve: Dry Martini Cocktail, El Presidente, Bronx, Vermouth Highball
Ferdinand’s White Vermouth
The world’s first vintage vermouth with riesling of a great VDP-site. The large steep south-facing slope of the Saarburger Rausch, its rough Devonian shale soil and the cool climate of the Saar form the perfect basis for the first Riesling Vermouth in the world. The minerality and fruitiness of the Saar Riesling, the bitterness of the wormwood and the floral, spicy aromas of the regional herbs and flowers give this batch produced Vermouth wine from the Saar valley its unique lightness and elegance. Ferdinand’s White Riesling Vermouth is carefully aged in Mosel Fuder casks, neutral German 1000 litres oak barrels, which ensures the perfect balance between the acidity and fruitiness of the Riesling and the vineyard’s botanicals. Besides homegrown wormwood, lovage and vineyard onion we use the botanicals which form the essential part of Ferdinand’s Saar Dry Gin, to retain the distinctive character of the beautiful Saar region. Grand Cru Riesling wine is infused with cold macerated botanicals, sweetened by the residual sugar of the wine and rectified concentrated grapes.
- Ingredients: 12 botanicals including homegrown wormwood, lovage and vineyard onion as well as vintage Grand Cru Riesling.
- Tasting Note: The very first white Riesling Vermouth from the Saar region; a floral yet spicy character with notes of regional herbs and blossoms, delivering a supreme drinking pleasure.
- Perfect Serve: Martini Cocktail, Martinez, Martini Highball, Vermouth Julep
Gonzalez Byass Alfonso Oloroso
Alfonso is a delicious, dry Oloroso with a deep mahogany colour, warm spicy aromas and pronounced nutty flavours. A rich, smooth wine with a long, lingering finish. The perfect partner for game, light cheese and pâté. "A very solid Oloroso with nice toasted-nut, dried-apricot and caramel aromas. Quite rich, but properly dry without the bitterness that makes many high-end Olorosos challenging. Nice length. Where are those nuts? Where is that dry-aged ham? Drink now." - 90 points, James Suckling
Gonzalez Byass Solera 1847
A superior dark cream sherry aged for around nine years. Solera 1847 has a velvety palate, with concentrated sweet raisins and figs from the addition of Pedro Ximenez.Solera 1847 shows a dark intense mahogany colour due to the addition of Pedro Ximénez. On the nose aromas of raisins, vanilla, oak and slight hints of hazelnuts. On the palate a delicate wine with a smooth reminder of dates and raisins finishing with touches of caramel and oak and a subtle note of nuts. This wine should be served slightly chilled, 10-12 ºC, in a small wine glass. Ideal as an aperitif with cheese, however also as a dessert wine with ice cream, or fruit-based desserts and with dried fruits. "This is a big, lush, cream sherry with a ton of caramel and plum-cake character. However, it has bright acidity that gives lift and a lot of appeal at the raisiny finish. Drink now." - 92 points, James Suckling
Cocchi Barolo Chinato
CHARACTERISTICSBarolo Chinato is a special wine produced with Barolo DOCG, aromatized with cinchona calisaya bark, rhubarb and gentian root and the precious cardamom seed whose active principles are extracted with a slow maceration at room temperature. Characterized by balance and harmony in the perfume with an immediate pleasant taste and a pleasant aromatic persistence.
HOW TO DRINK ITThe occasions to appreciate Cocchi Barolo Chinato are diverse, with a particular success in the good restoration when served at environment temperature or as elegant end of the meal or even steam heated with orange zest. Almost a surprise then the recent discovery of Barolo Chinato as an “ideal liquid” to support and complete the persistent taste of the mostly cocoa rich chocolates. Andrea Slitti, among the best maîtres chocolatiers, has produced an artisanal praline with Barolo Chinato. A top-of the-range product distributed by Giulio Cocchi to accompany the tasting and to show the successful marriage.
TECHNICAL DATAAlcohol content: 16,5% Vol Bottle content: 50 Cl, 100 Cl Ingredients: wine Barolo DOCG, sugar, alcohol, aromatic herbs and spices infusion. Close the bottle with its cork after opening. Once open keep chilled.
Suppin Rumiko no Sake Muroka Nama Genshu No.6
‘Suppin’ translates into ‘to go bare-faced or without makeup’ and explains that this sake is made without unnecessary manipulation or work. A ‘Pure Rice’ sake made without charcoal filtration, pasteurisation or dilution. Robust and full flavour. Tasting Note: Displays a vibrant, pale lemon colour in the glass. Aromatics take some time to emerge, and while only mildly intense the aromas are quite complex with notes of white flowers and acacia, layered over pear, green apple, custard and white chocolate. There's a good weight to this sake on the palate, creamy and textural, showing excellent umami feel. As with the nose this is notably complex with flavours of pear, apple, hints of lychee and green melon, custard and white chocolate. Excellent. Serve chilled.
- Rice Type : Yamadanishiki (Koji) & Hattannishiki (Kakemai)
- Rice Polishing Ratio : 60%
- Sake Meter Value : -
- Acidity : -
Juji Asahi Shuzo Konarezake Junmai Ginjo Genshu Jujiasahi Yamadanishiki 21by 2010
A Junmai Ginjo, which is slowly and elegantly brewed with Yamada Nishiki, left to mature at well-controlled room temperature in the brewery to slowly develop its depth of flavour. A prominent depth of colour and flavour that cannot be found in a new sake. Deep in colour, it displays sweetness characteristic of an aged sake. The right intensity of acidity also gives the sake a depth in its flavour. Recommended to serve at 15℃～45℃, and pair with rich flavoured stews and Chinese food.
- Rice Type : 100% Yamadanishiki
- Rice Polishing Ratio : 55%
- Sake Meter Value : +3